Daryl Taylor is the Vice President and General Manager for
Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing in Mobile, Alabama.
Daryl transitioned into this position in November 2018 with Airbus’
addition of the A220 Final Assembly in Mobile. In this role, Daryl is
now responsible for the U.S. manufacturing operations for the
A320 and A220 families of aircraft.
Daryl joined Airbus in 2015 to lead the ramp-up of the new A320
U.S. manufacturing operations and site management, responsible
for ensuring the assembly and delivery of on-time, on-quality and
on-cost aircraft to the North American market. Daryl has led the
team in Mobile to a successful delivery of 100+ aircraft in its first
three years of operation.
Previously, Daryl was Vice President and General Manager at GKN Aerospace, from 2013 to
2015. At GKN, he was responsible for two machining and subassembly facilities: Precision
Machining, Inc. in Wellington, Kansas and Bandy Aerospace, Inc. in Burbank, California.
From 2010 to 2013, Daryl was General Manager of the Q400 Program at Bombardier
Aerospace in Toronto, Canada; and from 1997 to 2009 he held various roles at Hawker
Beechcraft Corporation in Wichita, Kansas, including Director of Operations H4000, Director
of Assembly Operations Hawker 900 & 750, and Director of Six Sigma & Performance
He was a Certified Engineering Apprentice at Airbus in the UK from 1989 until 1994. He
graduated from North East Wales Institute with a Higher National Diploma in Aeronautical
Engineering, Southwestern College in with a B.S. in Manufacturing Technology.
Daryl lives in Fairhope, AL with his wife and three children